Opinion

EDITORIAL: Is a fetus a human life, or is it not?

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Is a fetus just a clump of tissues, no different from any other, that can be excised from the human body with no moral compunction? Or is it a human being deserving the same rights and protections as any other human being? Pro-choice advocates have no trouble with the question at all. To them, ...

EDITORIAL: Bravo for tax cuts, but don’t expect too much

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In advance of an expected tax reform package, the Trump administration is dispatching Vice President Mike Pence to make the case that “big tax cuts” worked in Indiana to spur economic growth and would therefore work for the whole country as well. More power to them. We're always ready to ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Easy to rebut

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Monday, September 25, 2017 09:48 am Rebutting guest columns is difficult because of space limitations. Christopher Guerin, however, president of the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission, makes it easy by giving us this single sentence in a recent column attacking Jason Arp, a fellow ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks for supporting art festival

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Sept. 9 and 10 were very busy days in Fort Wayne — concerts, festivals, neighborhood tours, gallery and museum events — if you couldn't find something to do, then you weren't paying attention! And by all accounts, the crowds were good at all of them, an encouraging testament to the ...

GUEST COLUMN: A creature of habit no more

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I’ve always heard it said that we humans are all creatures of habit and that our everyday actions are a testament to that reality, and as I lay here pondering these things concerning my life I have no reason to believe otherwise. Take my biological clock for example. It has awakened me at ...

EDITORIAL: If you wanted diversity in Indiana, too bad

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Monday, September 25, 2017 09:33 am Just when we think all the critics have found somebody else to pick on and will leave Hoosiers alone for awhile, they find something else to find fault with. Indiana, we are told, in solemn tones befitting a preacher thundering about sin, is not a ...

THE LAST WORD: Memories of one of our most controversial conflicts

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The Vietnam War, a 10-part, 18-hour documentary series made for television by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, premiered on PBS last Sunday and will resume this Sunday with Episode 6. The first five episodes were Sunday through Thursday this week. This Sunday’s episode begins the series’ second ...

THE BUZZ: Headed for a showdown?

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Throughout several presidential administrations, what to do about North Korea has remained a conundrum. The leaders of that country seem intent on being a nuclear power, and no rhetoric, threat or sanction seems to matter to them. Now the standoff is between Kim Jong Un, who seems even more ...

GUEST COLUMN: Let’s limit vendors’ influence on government

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is receiving attention after the Chicago Tribune found that over 60 percent of the millions raised for his re-election come from vendors to the city of Chicago. While it may not be shocking news to Hoosiers that there are foul winds blowing from the Chicago City ...

EDITORIAL: EPA clouds the air

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Because they are made by people with the most knowledge of area problems and potentials, state and local government decisions are better than those of the federal government, which can handle only “one size fits all” solutions. That's become such a cliche that people don't even pay ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What good is technology without training?

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:01 am As a former Navy Enlisted (1950s) and Naval Officer (navigator and officer of the deck, 1960s), I am quite concerned with the recent collisions by our warships in Asian waters. We lost seven sailors in the collision of the USS Fitzgerald and another 10 ...

GUEST COLUMN: Small is beautiful, but large isn’t necessarily ugly

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Most agree that similar legal entities be treated fairly. Note, however, that the number of U.S. corporations is in decline as compared with other firms, raising a serious concern regarding bias, but, more importantly, about the flourishing of U.S. corporations at home and abroad. The combined ...

EDITORIAL: A comprehensive opioid approach

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:01 am Just how bad is the opioid epidemic in Indiana? Wired magazine lays it out: “The opioid crisis has hit Indiana hard. In 2012, Indiana was among a handful of states whose opioid prescriptions roughly equaled its population. Three years later, ...

The Rant for Sept. 27, 2017

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The Rant is The News-Sentinel’s anonymous sound-off forum. The readers’ views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel. Homestead and Snider high schools' football players' game at Lucas Oil Stadium was a great experience, but just how much did ...

Tip of the Hat for Sept. 27, 2017

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We would like to say thank you to the person who paid for our meal at Coney Island on Coldwater Road on Sept. 11. It was so nice of you. We will definitely pay it forward. My husband had just spent 30 days in the hospital due to a hip fracture Aug. 1 and was so hungry for a Coney Dog. God'a ...

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Dems’ religious concerns hypocritical, but not necessarily wrong

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When President Trump earlier this year proposed limits on immigration from certain predominantly Muslim countries considered hotbeds of terrorism, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein was one of his harshest critics, promising to introduce legislation to block Trump's "discriminatory" order. ...